The federal government pledged $1.95 billion for an order of up to 600 million doses of a coronavirus vaccine, which is set to enter key large-scale trials in the coming weeks. American pharmaceutical company Pfizer and German partner BioNTech announced the deal in a press release Wednesday. The companies are on track to produce 100 million doses by the end of the year and potentially 1.3 billion doses by 2022.
H/T: Daily Caller
“We’ve been committed to making the impossible possible by working tirelessly to develop and produce in record time a safe and effective vaccine to help bring an end to this global health crisis,” said Dr. Albert Bourla, Pfizer Chairman and CEO. “We made the early decision to begin clinical work and large-scale manufacturing at our own risk to ensure that product would be available immediately if our clinical trials prove successful and an Emergency Use Authorization is granted. We are honored to be a part of this effort to provide Americans access to protection from this deadly virus.”
“Expanding Operation Warp Speed’s diverse portfolio by adding a vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech increases the odds that we will have a safe, effective vaccine as soon as the end of this year,” said HHS Secretary Alex Azar. “Depending on success in clinical trials, today’s agreement will enable the delivery of approximately 100 million doses of this vaccine to the American people.”
The Trump Administration is working around the clock to get a vaccine to the American people as soon as possible— White House Rapid Response (@WHRapidResponse) July 22, 2020
As President @realDonaldTrump pledged yesterday, we will defeat this virus once and for allhttps://t.co/Kj2ugl20DP
The U.S. government has reached a $1.95 billion deal with Pfizer to acquire 100 million doses of its vaccine candidate against the coronavirus, if it's approved by the FDA.https://t.co/QYSisrFDmf— NPR (@NPR) July 22, 2020
Great news! @HHSgov and @DeptofDefense will work with @Pfizer to produce and ensure nationwide delivery of 100 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine as part of Operation Warp Speed. The goal is to begin the delivery of 300 million doses of a vaccine by the end of this year.— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) July 22, 2020
Gottlieb's Pfizer Announces $1.95 Billion Deal with Feds for COVID-19 Vaccine. All those CNBC hits paid off! https://t.co/7kZp756OSg— Julie Kelly 🇺🇸 (@julie_kelly2) July 22, 2020
“I would assume that we're going to have somewhere hopefully between one and three vaccines approved or human use prior to January.” @CDCDirector Robert Redfield is the latest guest on “The Economist Asks” podcast https://t.co/MECHITXdpJ pic.twitter.com/RiSXmJ4mS8— The Economist (@TheEconomist) July 22, 2020
#Media will declare COVID-19 "cured," right after the election when a vaccine is miraculously released, as opposed to right BEFORE the election, despite the fact less than 50% will accept vaccination.— Bill Mitchell (@mitchellvii) July 22, 2020
They consider the flu unworthy of masks due to a vaccine few Americans take.
June 2 - Neil Ferguson said half a million Briton could die (Fauci said 2.2M Americans could die) triggering a lockdown— John G Lake (@JohnGLake4) July 22, 2020
Epidemiologist Who Triggered Worldwide Lockdowns Admits: Without Instituting Full Lockdown, Sweden Essentially Getting Same Effect https://t.co/NehMsf4fto